Skip to comments.NBC found video of Obama Redistribution clip. Get ready for tomorrows spin...
Posted on 09/19/2012 9:25:29 PM PDT by timlot
Updated 11:29 p.m. Mitt Romney's campaign this week has pounced on a 14-year-old clip of Obama speaking about "redistribution" in October 1998 at a conference in Chicago, in which the future president seems to extol the virtues of redistributing wealth. Yet NBC News has obtained the entirety of the relevant remarks, which includes additional comments by Obama that weren't included in the video circulated by Republicans. That omission features additional words of praise for "competition" and the "marketplace" by the then-state senator.
(Excerpt) Read more at firstread.nbcnews.com ...
Have they found the missing portion of the Romney video yet?
Only if Andrea Mitchell can “authenticate” it.
She should know.
Somehow “redistribution” doesn’t really go with “competition” and “marketplace”.
WOW NBC working their little buns off trying to help their dear leader. Need anymore proof these media dimwits are ALL in the tank for Obama..looking around for video that helps their butt boy. It wont work..already heard Obama on tape saying he’s for redistribution of wealth. I dont know why libs are so scared of this tape, they are all for Communism just like their dear leader. Lawrence O Donnell said on MSNBC that he is a “Proud Socialist” so come on NBC “News” admit your all socialists to your 10 viewers
I swear the news reads like satire. After stating his belief in govt pooling resources and redistribution, Obama said something nice about the marketplace so all is well.
Ok so I say I believe in Marxism but the free market also has it’s good points, now does that make me not a communist?
The fact is Obama was railing about a “propaganda campaign against government” and he was proposing ways government could pool resources and redistribute. That is not undone if he then patted the free enterprise system on the back.
Neither do "government systems" that "pool resources".
Sure it does. The special interest groups compete in a perverse marketplace for their share of the government's redistributive largesse. Our noble politicians then "invest" our confiscated tax dollars where they'll get the biggest return, particularly during campaign contribution season.
Here is my 2 cents: Republicans and Democrats have been guilty of buying votes by promising FREE STUFF to potential voters according to the dictate of Karl Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.
This has led to a Polarized America. This polarization has increased as the number of those with ability has decreased and the number of those with needs has increased.
I call it the Federal Welfare Entitlement Plantation, with its Capitol located on the banks of the DeNile River, locally called the Potomac River.
Mailing address is 1600 Plantation Avenue, District of Corruption, Zip Code: Debt4U.
BTW, guess what happens when the 47 % becomes 51 % who pay no Personal Federal Income Taxes? (Your first two guesses dont count).
Good God! I just read the article. Obama is talking about “competition”and something that will “work in the marketplace” ONLY IN THE CONTEXT OF GOVERNMENT REDISTRIBUTION.
He is NOT talking about free markets or free enterprise, except as something government can compete with.
It’s like saying I’m a nice guy because I mentioned my mom, but the context is “here’s how to kill my mom”.
Read the article, NBC is lying, Obama does not “praise” the marketplace or competition. He is talking about taking wealth in a big pool, then redistributing via government in a way that can compete with and operate in the marketplace.
The rest of the clip does not help Obama, perhaps makes it worse.
Like Government Motors competing with Ford, or Solyndra competing with Standard Oil?
They should go to check the video of Obama/Joe the Plumber
My free advice for the Romney campaign.
“In his autobiography, Mr. Obama admitted following Marxism in college. What he didn’t reveal was when he stopped. When was that?”
"Read the article, NBC is lying, Obama does not praise the marketplace or competition. He is talking about taking wealth in a big pool, then redistributing via government in a way that can compete with and operate in the marketplace."
Well of course Obama likes the markets.
What else is their to loot?
State run NBC obviously is worried their boy got dinged pretty badly yesterday.
He’s doing little more than acknowledging the realities of competition and the marketplace...much like his Obiecare plan to weaken private healthcare and insurance to drive everyone to single payer in good time
Apparently the White House must’ve faxed them the talking points to spin this properly.
They should devote a new college to Andrea Mitchell....
Call it the Andrea Mitchell school of propaganda.
Fakers like Andrea Mitchell talk big but you better believe she and husband Alan Greenspan have good tax lawyers and pay the least they are legally required. If their wealth was properly re-distributed by her mocha messiah they would scream (at top of lungs) like stuck pigs. Lawrence O'Donnell is a true believer (in his Jug Eared messiah) and would not complain
Meantime; seems Repubs still are buying the 'talk it; just don't name it' MO per Obama video; inasmuch, as only a few, have stepped forward to the point of identifying the 'thing in itself' i.e. the Marxist/Communist Prez in our White House.
(Meantime, America is burning - and the world for that matter. Literally and as well; metaphorically as warning. We cannot waste time on the 'nit picking' as it is a distraction to the task at hand; which is to put this damning; nation-destroying fire out).
Look at the link. On the title screen shot the video is labeled “Obama on efficiency of government in 1998” and the title above the screen shot is “In rest of ‘98 clip, Obama speaks of ‘competition’ and ‘the marketplace’”. Especially when you compare it to the way they presented Romney’s mundane 47% remark, it just so preposterously dishonest, it amazes me, even for the MSM.
You cannot get any more craven than this. They are spinning so hard, its a wonder they still keep up the pretense of calling themselves NBC instead of DNC-TV.
Here is the same NBC “First Thoughts” page caption of the first item on the 47% video “Romney fundraiser video stirs controversy”
What controversy? Who stirred it?
because the news never plays selective quotes - they always play the whole speech, however long it may be </sarc>
Ah, Passive Voice Theater! "Experts say" it is one of the best tools for attributing the journalist's opinions to some unnamed other source. An unnamed senior administration official has expressed "grave concern."